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Long Weekend Hours

April 17, 2014

I hope you all have your long-weekend knitting project lined up!  As many of you know Nicola is frolicking in Iceland – knitting with Stephen West and checking out all the amazing Icelandic things, this means we are having limited hours over this long weekend!


Friday, April 18 – CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday, April 19 – 20    11am – 6pm

Monday, April 21 – CLOSED

Tuesday, April 22 – 11am – 6pm

Wednesday, April 23 – 11am – 6pm

Stitch’n’Bitch Wednesday, April 23  CANCELLED

Thursday, April 24   1-5pm

NEW yarn

April 13, 2014

We spent a lovely day at the beach yesterday, it was such an amazing day – the boys even went in the water – but I stayed on the blanket and knit.  I’m working on the Francis top right now (by designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian)  such a fantastic, beautiful summer-time shirt, with a fantastic design. I’m knitting the top in our brand new yarn from Fibra Natura – Good Earth . This yarn is a 53% Cotton/47% Linen blend with 187 meters/100g. I’m knitting my Francis top in a lovely custard colour

Francis Top

Francis Top


Stop by the shop and check out all the amazing colours of this fantastic yarn!

Good Earth Cotton/linen blend by Fibra Natura

Good Earth Cotton/linen blend by Fibra Natura


The Good Earth is also featured in a pattern in the Spring/Summer issue of Twist Collective – check that one out here.


Aphelion top from Twist Collective

Aphelion top from Twist Collective


Knitting at the Beach – post swim

Side bar….

April 9, 2014

Hey east van crafters….this is NOT fibre related at all, but we often host things at the shop that are in the community!  On Thursday night there will be an intro to Essential Oils workshop, this is a free workshop, but there is limited space so please email if you are interested in coming!  See below for more details!




Introduction to Essential Oils:

Safe, Affordable, Fast-working, & Effective Health Care

  • What are essential oils?

  • How do you use them?

  • How can they positively affect those with depression, ADHD, insomnia, seizures, flu, strep throat, allergies, asthma, etc.?

  • How to kill MRSA & Swine Flu?

Come learn more!

Thursday, April 10th

6:00 pm

Baaad Anna’s – 2667 E. Hastings St



Brought to you by dōTERRA Diamond Club and Holistic Health Coach Amy Glenn dōTERRA Gold IPC

Sweater a Month – February 2014

April 4, 2014

Trying to catch up on my posting!  Thanks to everyone who commented – and congrats to Amanda for winning a set of the Knitters Pride Karbonz!

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Here is my finished sweater for February 2014 – I knit this one for little Joshy!  It is the Fisherman’s Pullover by Veera Valimaki   Definitely a favourite designer over here at Baaad Anna’s.  This sweater is no exception. It is a great option for those making their first foray into sweater knitting, a great top down construction with a simple – but beautiful garter stitch panel in the front.

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

I knit this sweater out of the Cascade Eco + (a 100% wool 437 meters/250 gr) my go-to yarn for my kids projects!  We have found ourselves doing a LOT of crab fishing this winter, and this sweater has been perfect for hanging out in Cates Park and catching crabs!

Everyone needs a good fishermans sweater for Crab Fishing

Everyone needs a good fishermans sweater for Crab Fishing

If anyone has a favourite Veera pattern please share it!

Sweater Snuggles - photos by Sylvia

Sweater Snuggles – photos by Sylvia


Spring/Summer Hours

April 3, 2014

We’re going back to summer hours starting today,  Wednesday, April 2


Everyday 11am – 6pm

Wednesdays 11am – 8pm
Stitch n Bitch is a FREE drop in knit/spin/crochet/felt night 6 – 8pm!


Maplewood Farm Sheep

Maplewood Farm Sheep

Give – Away Results

March 31, 2014

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the Sweater – A – Month post with their 2014 fibre aspirations! We drew one lucky name out of a hat and AMANDA has won!  This is her 2014 knitting challenge:

“Just want to finish more of everything. Have finished 2 pairs of socks and a sweater and am ready to start another sweater after I finish the socks I am working on.”


Knitters Pride Karbonz

Knitters Pride Karbonz DPN’s

She has won a new set of our Knitters Pride Karbonz – “these are revolutionary needles that combine the premium quality of carbon fiber with perfectly shaped nickel plated brass tips! Carbon Fiber is ideal for knitting needles on account of its high tensile strength, light weight and comes with a surface that offers excellent control over the stitches.”


Stop by the shop – and check these out!


More LOCAL designs

March 27, 2014

If you haven’t seen the newest patterns by two of my favourite local knit-wear designers, then you should stop what you are doing and check them out IMMEDIATELY!!!


Something Lovely by Caitlin ffrench -  She knit this with the Cascade Eco+ stop by and check out all the amazing colours we have of that yarn!


Something lovely


Next is the fantastic First Few Fallen Leaves by Sylvia Bo Bilvia – a beautiful shawl that you can knit in either a lace weight or a worsted.


First Few Fallen Leaves

First Few Fallen Leaves



Finally, a beautiful shawl from Caitlin called From Afar Caitlin suggests using the Indigo Moon worsted, Sweet Georgia Worsted or Galway Worsted for this lovely project!


From Affar

From Affar




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